Am I even allowed to discuss other phones here, now that Apple’s released its monolith? Sure, why not? Competition’s a good thing, after all. So let’s discuss the
LG KE850 Prada handset, which LG bills as the “world’s first completely touch screen mobile phone.” Wait… Prada ? Yeah, that’s right:
Prada, maker of fine handbags the world over. Apparently they’re into phones now or some such.
On first blush, it might resemble
that other handset with its large touchscreen, but don’t be fooled. The LG phone has been in development concurrently with Apple’s offering. It too has a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and uses EDGE; it does have a few more actual buttons though, including those for calling and hanging up. While it doesn’t rock the Wi-Fi, it can play audio and video, as well as access your Microsoft Office documents. It also doesn’t have any internal storage, relying entirely on microSD cards.
The pricetag on this baby is around €600 (that’s ~$776). That’s okay, as its tri-band GSM is short the 850MHz frequency, which is one of the two used in the US. Perhaps a Quad-Band version will make its way here someday. Someday…